Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Wireless Engineer was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wireless Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 853 847
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Wireless Engineer 48 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.038% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 29
UK median daily rate £213 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +6.25% -2.04%
10th Percentile £163 £193 £246
90th Percentile £458 £388 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £281 £300
% change year-on-year -33.33% -6.25% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
UK median hourly rate £36.50 - £5.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - £5.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Wireless Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Wireless Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless Engineer in the UK

Wireless Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 46 £213 -37.04% 3
UK excluding London +37 30 £188 -33.33% 1
London -8 16 £270 -24.48% 2
South West - 13 £175 -
South East -3 7 £313 +25.00%
East of England -15 6 £190 -
Midlands +24 4 £188 -42.31% 1
West Midlands +31 3 £188 -42.31% 1
Scotland -1 1 £180 -28.00%
East Midlands - 1 £388 -

Wireless Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Wireless Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Wireless Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Wireless
2 33 (68.75%) Cisco
3 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (43.75%) CCNA
5 20 (41.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 15 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (22.92%) LAN
7 11 (22.92%) WLAN
8 10 (20.83%) CWNA
9 9 (18.75%) Broadband
9 9 (18.75%) 802.1X
10 8 (16.67%) Linux
10 8 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (16.67%) 802.11
11 7 (14.58%) Network Design
11 7 (14.58%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (12.50%) CCNP
13 4 (8.33%) Firewall
13 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 4 (8.33%) Change Control
13 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (8.33%) LTE
13 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
13 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
14 3 (6.25%) FMCG
14 3 (6.25%) Network Management
14 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
14 3 (6.25%) Migration
14 3 (6.25%) VMware

Wireless Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (100.00%) Wireless
2 20 (41.67%) Cisco Wireless
3 15 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (22.92%) LAN
4 11 (22.92%) WLAN
5 9 (18.75%) Broadband
6 8 (16.67%) 802.11
7 7 (14.58%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (8.33%) Firewall
8 4 (8.33%) LTE
9 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.25%) VoIP
10 2 (4.17%) 3G
10 2 (4.17%) 4G
10 2 (4.17%) Bluetooth
10 2 (4.17%) NFC
10 2 (4.17%) VPN
10 2 (4.17%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Redmine
1 1 (2.08%) Trac
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) FMCG
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.08%) BYOD
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Network Design
2 4 (8.33%) Change Control
2 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.25%) Migration
3 3 (6.25%) Network Management
3 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.17%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Defect Management
5 1 (2.08%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (2.08%) High Availability
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) Release Management
5 1 (2.08%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
2 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (43.75%) CCNA
3 10 (20.83%) CWNA
4 6 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (6.25%) CCIE
6 2 (4.17%) CCENT
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.08%) PMP
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Firmware
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.08%) Cacti
2 1 (2.08%) Ionix
2 1 (2.08%) OpenView
2 1 (2.08%) QRadar
2 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) Cisco
2 3 (6.25%) HP
2 3 (6.25%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) AirMagnet
3 2 (4.17%) Aruba
3 2 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
3 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.08%) BT
4 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.08%) Huawei
4 1 (2.08%) Meraki
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto